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CAN YOU BELIEVE THE FBI?

Fbi-clouseuThe FBI’s public service announcement appears well-timed for the 2022 election…

FBI-PSA

The China connection was known to the FBI?

I find it odd that a local Soros-funded progressive communist democrat District Attorney would seek to prosecute an alleged theft of county poll worker data rather than the FBI, who should be running a significant counterintelligence investigation into possible Communist Chinese interference in U.S. domestic elections and the potential for a hostile foreign power to cripple elections nationwide.

LACDA1

October 4, 2022

Head of Election Worker Management Software Arrested in Connection with Theft of Personal Data

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.

“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.

This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers. In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”

Earlier today, Konnech Chief Executive Officer Eugene Yu was taken into custody on suspicion of theft of personal identifying information by investigators from the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Meridian Township Police Department in Michigan. In addition, hard drives and other digital evidence were seized by LADA investigators.

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking Yu’s extradition to Los Angeles.

Konnech distributes and sells its proprietary PollChief software, which is an election worker management system that was utilized by the county in the last California election. The software assists with poll worker assignments, communications and payroll. PollChief requires that workers submit personal identifying information, which is retained by the Konnech.

Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it.

District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China.

The East Lansing Police Department and Ingham County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan also assisted in the investigation. <Source>

It appears that Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote have alleged they were cooperating with the FBI in Michigan about data being sent overseas by Konnech. They also allege that the FBI in the Michigan field office appeared cooperative and welcoming of their data and assistance until the matter was co-opted by the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters.” Engelbrecht and Phillips may have gone from investigators to those under investigation for unidentified “crimes.”

FBI Conceals Chinese Infiltration of U.S. Election Software

"This is a red Chinese communist op run against the United States by Chinese operatives, and it's a disaster."

In April 2022, Engelbrecht received a call from one of the FBI agents, who informed her that the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters” was now involved in the investigation. Engelbrecht described how everything changed after this call, “There was no more goodwill, there was no more let's work together, the script had been flipped, and now we were the target,” she said. “That was a very disturbing call.”

The agent informed Engelbrecht that “two women” at the FBI’s headquarters believed that Phillips and Engelbrecht were “in the wrong for doing this” and that the D.C. office was now trying “to figure out how you guys broke the law to find all of  this.”

Engelbrecht added, “which of course we didn't, but that was kind of their MO [modus operandi], they were going to try to pin something on us, and today you can pick your headlines about how the FBI has done this time and again.”

Phillips remarked, “The problem is they know about this, and they chose to do nothing. They chose to investigate it, and in the end, they chose to blame us, but this is China. These are Chinese operatives in the United States; these are Chinese citizens who are programming this.” <Source>

Bottom line…

All I hear from the corrupt and compromised FBI under Director Christopher Wray is static.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


LET THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT VOTING FRAUD BEGIN

VOTER-FRAUD

Ballots for the November 8, 2022, general election are in the mail one month before the election…

There was a time when children were taught civics and their duty to vote. As adults, you went to your assigned polling place where a kindly senior citizen checked your name and then, using a straight edge, drew a line through it and handed you a ballot. It was over and done! Mailed absentee ballots were reserved for those unable to vote, and you had to provide a reason for not voting in person.

Now, you have 30 days to cast your ballot by mail or use a drop box -- and every person on the rolls, incapacitated, incarcerated, living, dead, or relocated, receives one in the mail.

Let the fraud begin…

Today we begin mailing Vote by Mail ballots for the 2022 General Election!

V-HDR

Dear Voter,

Today we begin mailing Vote by Mail ballots for the 2022 General Election! Check your mailbox, fill out your ballot, and return it by mail or at any L.A. County Official Ballot Drop Box as soon as possible.

Take a few moments today to make your plan with L.A. County’s Make a Plan to Vote tool!

MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE

There are so many reasons to vote by mail. It’s quick, easy, and you can vote from the comfort of your own home. Once you receive your ballot, follow these simple steps for your vote to be counted:

  1. Place your completed ballot cards inside the Official Return Envelope
  2. Securely seal the Official Return Envelope
  3. Sign and date the back of the Official Return Envelope
  4. Put your ballot in the mail (no postage is required) or return it to one of 400 Official Ballot Drop Box locations in L.A. County

Our Make a Plan to Vote tool is there for you every step of the way, from tracking when your ballot will arrive, to providing you with the information you need to return your ballot.

Click here to track your ballot and make your plan to vote

Thank you for being a voter,

Dean C. Logan

Los Angeles County 
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Bottom line…

Look for those voting at strange hours, wearing surgical gloves, depositing multiple ballots, or taking pictures with a camera. With the brouhaha over cell phone tracking, look for the ballot mules to leave their phones at home and use non-internet-connected cameras to take pictures of their fraudulent handiwork to be uploaded later.

With the Democrats, election integrity is a code phrase for shenanigans giving them a chance at a perpetual majority.

We are so screwed. Let us hope that an overwhelming majority of people realize that “more of the same” is not working and vote with the Republicans.

-- Steve

Gop-INFLATION-TAX


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DANGER ZONE: AMERICA NEEDS A GOP CONGRESS -- HOUSE AND SENATE -- TO COUNTERBALANCE CRAZY "UNCLE JOE"

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From past observation and analysis, the progressive communist democrats are willing to burn down America, its Constitution, institutions, and traditions to bring about their one-party, perpetual-rule paradise.

Now we must ask ourselves, can we rely on a corrupt, senile Joe Biden who is animated by former President Obama’s disciples like Susan Rice, Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council, Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden, traitorous General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lloyd Austin. Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to prevent a nuclear disaster?

All against a record of poor foreign policy decisions that saw the Democrats provide advanced missile guidance technology to China, allowing North Korea to go nuclear, providing a pathway to a nuclear Iran, and starting a revolution in Ukraine. Not to mention the degradation of U.S. military capabilities and refocusing its leadership on “woke” policies.

It is getting worse…

Biden is not only feeble but insecure and prone to bouts of bravado and tough talk like “Nobody fucks with a Biden.”

The media is now reporting…

Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a guy I know fairly well” and the Russian leader was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”

Biden added, “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” He suggested the threat from Putin is real “because his military is — you might say — significantly underperforming.”

U.S. officials for months have warned of the prospect that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine as it has faced a series of strategic setbacks on the battlefield, though Biden’s remarks marked the starkest warnings yet issued by the U.S. government about the nuclear stakes.

It was not immediately clear whether Biden was referring to any new assessment of Russian intentions. As recently as this week, though, U.S. officials have said they have seen no change to Russia’s nuclear forces that would require a change in the alert posture of U.S. nuclear forces. <Source>

Lessons learned…

It appears that the Communist Chinese are watching closely – ready to apply what they learned about nuclear threats to our deteriorating situation in Taiwan. Likewise, both Iran and North Korea are similarly studying any U.S. response.

Already Joe Biden had moved beyond the official policy of the United States when he emphatically told the world that America would defend Taiwan.

Biden again says US forces would defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression

President Joe Biden in an interview that aired Sunday said US military personnel would defend Taiwan if the Chinese military were to launch an invasion of the democratically ruled island, in comments that yet again appear to venture beyond the longstanding US policy on the issue.

The comments on CBS’s “60 Minutes” reiterate a pledge to defend Taiwan that Biden has previously made, though Sunday he specified that “US men and women” would be involved in the effort.

In an interview, Biden was asked whether “US forces, US men and women, would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion,” a prospect US officials privately fear is becoming more likely.

“Yes,” Biden said.

It’s not the first time Biden has gone further in his public comments than the longstanding US approach of “strategic ambiguity” when it comes to the defense of Taiwan. Most recently, during a visit to Tokyo in May, Biden said the US would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force.

The White House has been quick to downplay Biden’s previous comments on Taiwan, reiterating that US policy hasn’t changed, and on Sunday, “60 Minutes” reported receiving a similar response to Biden’s answers in their interview. <Source>

US splashes $290m on anti-radiation drugs after Putin ups nuclear threats

The US government has purchased a significant supply of radiation-injury drugs as the Russian president threatened the use of nuclear weapons.

A $290 million procurement of the drug Nplate, to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS), was announced by the US Health and Human Services (HSS).

The government confirmed it was the first purchase of the drug, manufactured by the California pharmaceutical company Amgen.

The purchase comes after Vladimir Putin renewed his threat of nuclear war. In a speech last month he vowed to use “all the means at our disposal” to protect Russia and its people. “This is not a bluff,” he said.

The US government said the procurement of Nplate was not in response to the war in Ukraine. <Source>

Bottom line…

We cannot afford to allow an unchecked Biden to operate freely without constitutional checks and balances. Americans must vote for the GOP to retake Congress, both the House and Senate, next month.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS CLIMATE STORY?

El-nino-la-nina

It is no longer enough for “journalists” to report the news; they must somehow craft it into a narrative – a progressive communist democrat narrative using the regime’s interpretation of the fashionable science of the day.

Look at the headline, “In the short term, climate change is favoring La Niña events, research suggests,” and you will find several illustrations of problematical reporting.

(1)  Unlike the weather, a short term observable and measurable phenomena, climate change is a  phenomena that stretches over long time periods of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years. Even today’s weather observations are not reported as temperatures, but anomalies – differences when measured by a fixed thirty-year baseline. The longest El Nino in the modern record lasted 18 months, while the longest La Niña lasted 33 months.

(2)  Climate change, as a concept, has no favorites – it is what it is – and, by definition, cannot favor individual phenomena. The key tenet to remember is “correlation is not causation.”

(3)  There is no scientific method for attributing weather events to climate change given the intrinsic variability of nature.

(4) The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle is not well understood, nor does it appear to be predictable. Most global climate models in use misrepresent El Niño/La Niña events and are incapable of predicting their future state.

(4)  “At some point, we expect anthropogenic, or human-caused, influences to reverse these trends and give El Niño the upper hand.” This is unbelievable speculation and not a scientific finding. The truth is that the drivers of climate change such as the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth’s magnetosphere, plate tectonics and vulcanology, the deep ocean currents, the internal dynamics of the Earth, and the most significant greenhouse gas of all, water vapor, are all macro phenomena that cannot be mitigated by man’s efforts, no matter how heroic.

(5)  Note the weasel-words “suggest,” “could,” “possibility,” and  “expected.”

In the short term, climate change is favoring La Niña events, research suggests.

Forecasters are predicting a “three-peat La Niña” this year. This will be the third winter in a row that the Pacific Ocean has been in a La Niña cycle, something that’s happened only twice before in records going back to 1950.

[OCS: 1950? 72-year-old climate records that are suspect due to mishandling and manipulation is a time range that is meaningless in terms of climate change?]

The new research, recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, offers an explanation.

“The Pacific Ocean naturally cycles between El Niño and La Niña conditions, but our work suggests that climate change could currently be weighing the dice toward La Niña,” says lead author Robert Jnglin Wills, a research scientist in atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. “At some point, we expect anthropogenic, or human-caused, influences to reverse these trends and give El Niño the upper hand.”

[OCS: Man cannot change the weather. People throughout the Pacific Northwest, especially Oregon and Washington, have a favorite saying. “You cannot change the weather, but you can change your mood and your clothes.”]

Scientists hope to predict the direction of these longer-term El Niño-like or La Niña-like climate trends in order to protect human life and property.

[OCS: Hope is not a plan. The best methods of protecting human life and property are commonsense, risk-based property zoning and adequate building codes. All resisted by developers who see profits, not perils!]

This is an important question over the next century for regions that are strongly influenced by El Niño, which includes western North America, South America, East and Southeast Asia, and Australia,” Wills says.

El Niño and La Niña events have wide-ranging impacts, affecting patterns of rainfall, flooding, and drought around the Pacific Rim. A La Niña winter tends to be cooler and wetter in the Pacific Northwest and hotter and drier in the US Southwest. Other worldwide effects include drier conditions in East Africa, and rainier weather in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Knowing what to expect in the future helps communities prepare for potential weather in the coming season and in years to come.

[OCS: From ultra-hot deserts to polar conditions, man has been able to survive and thrive by adaptation – and so it will be in the future. There is no evidence of a destructive weather pattern, and Black Swan events like volcanic eruptions or asteroid strikes are not predictable or preventable. You don’t build homes on the scenic slope of a volcano and then wonder why lava is running through your living room.]

Global warming is widely expected to favor El Niños. The reason is that the cold, deep water rising to the sea surface off South America will meet warmer air. Anyone who’s sweated knows that evaporation has a cooling effect, so the chillier ocean off South America, which has less evaporation, will warm faster than the warmer ocean off Asia. This decreases the temperature difference across the tropical Pacific and lightens the surface winds blowing toward Indonesia, the same as occurs during El Niño. Past climate records confirm that the climate was more El Niño-like during warmer periods.

[OCS: Global warming is followed by global cooling as climate regresses to an unknown mean with unknown amplitude and periodicity. Ideologies, politics, and taxes are all impotent when controlling or changing climate, locally or on a global scale.]

But while Earth’s atmosphere has warmed in recent decades, the new study shows a surprising trend in the tropical ocean. The authors looked at temperatures at the surface of the ocean recorded by ship-based measurements and ocean buoys from 1979 to 2000. The Pacific Ocean off South America has actually cooled slightly, along with ocean regions farther south. Meanwhile, the western Pacific Ocean and nearby eastern Indian Ocean have warmed more than elsewhere. Neither phenomenon can be explained by the natural cycles simulated by climate models. This suggests that some process missing in current models could be responsible.

[OCS: Ship-based sea temperature readings are prone to significant errors. Buoys are point observations, and findings cannot be projected or mapped onto large areas. The best temperature records come from satellites – but extend back a minimal number of years. Infrared radiation measurements collected by satellites and used to intuit sea surface temperature have been collected since 1967. Oxygen-based measurements intuiting air temperatures go back to 1978.]

The upshot of these changes on either side of the tropical Pacific is that the temperature difference between the eastern and western Pacific has grown, surface winds blowing toward Indonesia have strengthened, and people are experiencing conditions typical of La Niña winters. The study focuses on temperature patterns at the ocean’s surface. Thirty years of data is too short to study the frequency of El Niño and La Niña events.

“The climate models are still getting reasonable answers for the average warming, but there’s something about the regional variation, the spatial pattern of warming in the tropical oceans, that is off,” Wills says.

The researchers aren’t sure why this pattern is happening. Their current work is exploring tropical climate processes and possible links to the ocean around Antarctica. Once they know what’s responsible, they may be able to predict when it will eventually switch to favor El Niños.

“If it turns out to be natural long-term cycles, maybe we can expect it to switch in the next five to 10 years, but if it is a long-term trend due to some processes that are not well represented in the climate models, then it would be longer. Some mechanisms have a switch that would happen over the next few decades, but others could be a century or longer,” Wills says.

The study took place before this year’s potential triple La Niña was announced. But Wills is cautious about declaring victory.

[OCS: “Victory?” Victory means overcoming an enemy or antagonist, possibly getting the desired scientific results. For the foreseeable future, man cannot be victorious over weather or climate. As for a victory of correctly describing nature, scientific findings and conclusions can be falsified and rendered as garbage in the blink of an eye or the publication of the next following paper.]

These year-to-year changes are very unpredictable and it’s important not to get too hung up on any individual year—it doesn’t add a lot of statistical weight,” Wills says. “But I think it’s something that we should watch for in the next few years.”

Coauthors of the study are from the University of Washington, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding came from the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Source: University of Washington

Original Study DOI: 10.1029/2022GL100011

Here is what the researchers said…

Systematic Climate Model Biases in the Large-Scale Patterns of Recent Sea-Surface Temperature and Sea-Level Pressure Change

Abstract

Observed surface temperature trends over recent decades are characterized by (a) intensified warming in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool and slight cooling in the eastern equatorial Pacific, consistent with Walker circulation strengthening, and (b) Southern Ocean cooling. In contrast, state-of-the-art coupled climate models generally project enhanced warming in the eastern equatorial Pacific, Walker circulation weakening, and Southern Ocean warming. Here we investigate the ability of 16 climate model large ensembles to reproduce observed sea-surface temperature and sea-level pressure trends over 1979–2020 through a combination of externally forced climate change and internal variability. We find large-scale differences between observed and modeled trends that are very unlikely (<5% probability) to occur due to internal variability as represented in models. Disparate trends in the ratio of Indo-Pacific Warm Pool to tropical-mean warming, which shows little multi-decadal variability in models, hint that model biases in the response to historical forcing constitute part of the discrepancy.

Plain Language Summary

Regional climate change depends not only on the magnitude of global warming, but also on the spatial pattern of warming. We show that the spatial pattern of observed surface temperature changes since 1979 is highly unusual, and many aspects of it cannot be reproduced in current climate models, even when accounting for the influence of natural variability. We find a particularly large discrepancy in the rate of warming within the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean, which suggests that models have systematic biases in the response of sea-surface temperature patterns to anthropogenic forcing, because the contribution of natural variability to multi-decadal trends is thought to be relatively small in this region.

Our work raises the possibility that the recent trends toward more La-Niña-like conditions may be partly a response to anthropogenic forcing, even though most existing climate model and paleoclimate evidence suggests that trends will eventually reverse toward more El-Niño-like conditions, with an associated shift in regional climate trends.

Original Study DOI: 10.1029/2022GL100011

Bottom line…

Few people will venture past the headline of the press release. Even fewer people will read the actual research. Most will continue to believe what they currently believe with little room for original thought or skepticism.

But the impression created is that global climate change is linked to and possibly responsible for the weather we are experiencing. Of course, this assumes facts not in evidence.

We are so screwed when we use climate change to drive a political agenda seeking to gain or maintain power over nations, the economy, and people’s lives.

-- Steve

Disclaimer: I make no claims or assertions on the researchers, scientific findings, or their presentation in a scientific form and format.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CHINA GRABS ELECTION DATA, WHERE IS THE FBI?

Fbi-clouseuIt’s not who votes; it’s the poll workers who manage the election counting process...

It appears that Konnech, self-described as an “American” election technology company founded in  Michigan, may have had access to internal election mechanisms, including computers, and appears to be linked with Chinese Communist interests.

According to Konnech’s website, the company’s ‘PollChief’ software products include the ‘Election Worker Management System,’ ‘Asset Management System,’ and the ‘MyBallot Tracking System’ used by “thousands of Election Offices across North America.”

Konnech’s software helps manage poll workers, polling locations, campaigns, assets, mail-in ballots, and supplies necessary to run elections in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

I find it odd that a local Soros-funded progressive communist democrat District Attorney would seek to prosecute an alleged theft of county poll worker data rather than the FBI, who should be running a major counterintelligence investigation into potential Communist Chinese interference in U.S. domestic elections and the potential for a hostile foreign power to cripple elections nationwide.

LACDA1

October 4, 2022

Head of Election Worker Management Software Arrested in Connection with Theft of Personal Data

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.

“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.

This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers. In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”

Earlier today, Konnech Chief Executive Officer Eugene Yu was taken into custody on suspicion of theft of personal identifying information by investigators from the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Meridian Township Police Department in Michigan. In addition, hard drives and other digital evidence were seized by LADA investigators.

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking Yu’s extradition to Los Angeles.

Konnech distributes and sells its proprietary PollChief software, which is an election worker management system that was utilized by the county in the last California election. The software assists with poll worker assignments, communications and payroll. PollChief requires that workers submit personal identifying information, which is retained by the Konnech.

Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it.

District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China.

The East Lansing Police Department and Ingham County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan also assisted in the investigation. <Source>

My first thought is that this might be a progressive communist democrat ploy to diffuse the situation and spare the corrupt Biden regime from further embarrassment over China’s compromise of allegedly secure election software under control by U.S. citizens. This begs the question, were illegitimate poll workers inserted into the process, and were supplies misrouted to create chaos at local polls?

Is the FBI deliberately concealing or slow-walking an investigation of Communist Chinese infiltration of nationwide election software?

Remember Catherine Engelbrecht, Founder and President of True the Vote, and her attempts to track down details of potential election fraud, which was largely dismissed by the mainstream media and censored by the major social media platforms?

TRUE THE VOTE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF KONNECH CEO EUGENE YU

True the Vote is honored to have played a small role in what must have been a wide ranging and complex investigation. The organization is profoundly grateful to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for their thorough work and rapid action in this matter.

True the Vote was sued last month by Konnech to try to silence our organization, including obtaining an ex-parte TRO, conducted in secret so that True the Vote had no opportunity to contest it. This TRO limited True the Vote’s ability to speak on the litigation. Today Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested based on alleged evidence of the very activities he and his organization attempted to suppress. Konnech was assisted by many reporters who unblinkingly accepted their now discredited claims as fact, and simply repeated them.

According to True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht, “Election integrity should not be a partisan issue, nor should media try to suppress all conversation about it in a way that benefits one party. We will continue to report evidence of threats to our election process and work with law enforcement to ensure our elections are a secure space for all American voters.” <Source>

It appears that Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips have alleged they were cooperating with the FBI in Michigan about data being sent overseas by Konnech. They also allege that the FBI in the Michigan field office appeared cooperative and welcoming of their data and assistance until the matter was co-opted by the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters.” Engelbrecht and Phillips may have gone from investigators to those under investigation for unidentified “crimes.”

FBI Conceals Chinese Infiltration of U.S. Election Software

"This is a red Chinese communist op run against the United States by Chinese operatives, and it's a disaster."

In April 2022, Engelbrecht received a call from one of the FBI agents, who informed her that the FBI’s “Washington D.C. headquarters” was now involved in the investigation. Engelbrecht described how everything changed after this call, “There was no more goodwill, there was no more let's work together, the script had been flipped, and now we were the target,” she said. “That was a very disturbing call.”

The agent informed Engelbrecht that “two women” at the FBI’s headquarters believed that Phillips and Engelbrecht were “in the wrong for doing this” and that the D.C. office was now trying “to figure out how you guys broke the law to find all of  this.”
Engelbrecht added, “which of course we didn't, but that was kind of their MO [modus operandi], they were going to try to pin something on us, and today you can pick your headlines about how the FBI has done this time and again.”

Phillips remarked, “The problem is they know about this, and they chose to do nothing. They chose to investigate it, and in the end, they chose to blame us, but this is China. These are Chinese operatives in the United States; these are Chinese citizens who are programming this.” <Source

Is this part of the more extensive infiltration of American institutions and infrastructure?

According to the company’s Facebook page and an archived Michigan State University’s Confucius Institute webpage, Okemos, Michigan-based Konnech Inc., an American election technology company, previously built ChineseBrief.com, a ‘unique interactive communication platform and Chinese language learning tool’ for the Confucius Institute.

Confucius Institutes are public educational and cultural promotion programs funded and arranged currently by the Chinese International Education Foundation, a government-organized non-governmental organization under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Many believe these are little more than Communist Chinese front groups designed to infiltrate U.S. institutions and to exfiltrate intelligence and intellectual property.

Bottom line…

The Communist Chinese have infiltrated our government and institutions to an unprecedented extent, possibly including the President of the United States and Members of Congress. Will the Biden regime, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, and Director Christopher Wray’s FBI take substantive action, or will they use the Clinton model of enforcement where nothing happens to those who may have harmed the integrity of United States elections?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DID YOU KNOW THE U.N. "OWNS" THE GLOBAL WARMING SCIENCE?

There is no “The Science” as all hypotheses and findings remain open to falsification.

(1)  Scientists cannot measure man’s climate signal amid the natural variability of climate change, especially over geologic-level periods.

(2)  It is pure hubris to believe that man’s efforts can overcome, or even alter, the natural drivers of climate change such as the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth’s magnetosphere, plate tectonics and vulcanology, the deep ocean currents, the internal dynamics of the Earth, and the most significant greenhouse gas of all, water vapor.

(3)  All of the apocalyptic scenarios that drive the fear-mongering media arise from computer models whose output is erroneously portrayed as scientific fact or with a high probability of representing reality. All of the original data reported not as temperatures but as anomalies from a chosen 30-year baseline have been corrupted by statistical manipulations (homogenization). The original raw data no longer exists, as it was overridden long ago in an attempt to save storage space—the conclusion: garbage in, garbage out. The Russians are performing the best modeling efforts.

(4)  Not only are the complex feedback loops of global climate change poorly understood and inadequately modeled, but there is significant evidence that governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions, and scientists have perverted or mischaracterized scientific findings to cash in on the waterfall of taxpayer funding that flows to those who support the regime’s political narrative of de-growth and authoritarianism.

The U.N.’s four primary goals have nothing to do with humanity.

  1. Become self-perpetuating.
  2. Become self-funding and not reliant on funding from member states.
  3. Assume supra-national taxation and law enforcement authority to control a new world order run by elite politicians and technocrats.
  4. Control the flow of information through dominion over the internet and various media.

It should be noted that the corrupt, impotent, and effete United Nations has failed in its primary role of preventing genocide and reducing international conflict by serving as an international mediator.

The arrogance of the United Nations…

Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, arrogantly tells the elites at the World Economic Forum, “We own the science” and have partnered with Google to suppress dissent.

Wots

“You know, we partnered with Google, for example. If you Google climate change, you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of U.N. resources,” Fleming revealed. “We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we’d googled climate change, we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top.”

“So, we are becoming much more proactive,” she went on. “You know, we own the science and we think that the world, you know, should know it, and the platforms themselves also do. But again... it’s a huge, huge challenge that I think all sectors of society need to be very active.”

Bottom line...

Climate-reality

What more can be said?

As long as money corrupts politics, science, and the media, we are screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CALIFORNIA'S CLIMATE SCAM YIELDS BIG BUCKS

CPUC-SCREW

California’s scam is simple. Gross polluters can continue polluting as long as they buy indulgences from the State of California.

How is the California Climate Credit Funded?

The credits come from a State program that requires power plants, natural gas distributors, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits from auctions managed by the Air Resources Board. The credit on your electricity bill is your share of the payments from the State's program.

Each year the state auctions a limited number of emission permits so that California can meet its goal of reducing its overall emissions down to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Some of the auction proceeds are used by the state to fight climate change, and some are returned to many Californians as a Climate Credit. This program is one of many developed as a result of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which put California at the forefront of efforts to battle climate change.

We created the credit program, and we also oversee the program’s implementation. The money is from the State, not from the utility, even though the utilities deliver the credit on the State's behalf. <Source>

[OCS: For the progressive communist democrat schmucks among you, the money is not from the state. It is from you, the ratepayer and consumer, whose utility prices and the cost of goods and services are surcharged by the utility to purchase those carbon credits!]

Will my utility rates increase as a result of cap-and-trade?

Yes, California has various programs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of which is the Cap-and-Trade Program. Electricity providers face GHG costs when they produce electricity from fuels that put GHGs into the atmosphere. Natural gas utilities face GHG cost associated with their deliveries of natural gas to customers. These costs will be reflected in your bills - in generation rates for electric customers and in transportation rates for natural gas customers.  The twice-annual California Climate Credit will help to offset bill increases. <Source>

[OCS: Do not question how much the program returns in rebates against the total monies collected, or the scam is revealed. This idea that the government does anything more than redistribute wealth according to the political winds is ludicrous. Even ratepayers subsidized by government programs also get the credit. They hope you do not notice that your “rebate” is paying for products and services that already have a built-in profit along with executive bonuses. So whatever rebate you get is greatly reduced from the hidden utility costs.]

Does the credit amount vary by electricity provider?

Yes, but the California Climate Credit is distributed equally to each electricity provider’s residential customers, regardless of energy consumption or bill amount. In other words, Southern California Edison customers receive a different amount of credit than San Diego Gas & Electric customers do. But all residential customers of Southern California Edison receive the same amount. <Source>

[OCS: One might assume that, in all fairness, the larger residential utility users would receive proportionally more money. But, that violates the first rule of progressive communist democrat government giveaways to the “little people.” – everybody gets the same thing, be it misery or a carbon credit.”]

If the credit is from the state, why is it on my utility bill?

The most cost-effective way to return this credit to customers is as a bill credit through your energy provider. This approach maximizes the amount of savings each household and small business will receive. <Source>

[OCS: The progressive communist democrats hope you never ask, isn’t your utility bill the most cost-effective and most unnoticeable way to collect massive amounts of tax without shocking the ratepayer?]

How much money is involved?

The CPUC directs investor-owned utilities (like PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, and SoCalGas) to distribute the funds generated by the Cap-and-Trade Program as credits to residential customers, small businesses, industry, and for clean energy and energy efficiency programs. Program achievements include:

  • Distributed over $6 billion of Cap-and-Trade funds to industry, small businesses, and residential households to help fight climate change since 2014.
  • Provided about $400 per household in electric California Climate Credits since 2014 to residential customers of California's three large electric investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E).
  • Over 11 million households receive the electric California Climate Credit and over 12 million households receive the natural gas California Climate Credit.
  • Made nearly $450 million in Cap-and-Trade program funding available to improve access to solar and clean energy technologies in disadvantaged communities. <Source>

Ct-as

<Source>

Why is California dealing with a foreign national in its auction activities? Could it be to hide some of their activities?

A greenhouse gas emission units auction is being held today. The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) will hold this auction in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The joint auction will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. In total, 56,956,085 emission units for the Current Auction and 7,942,750 emission units for the Advance Auction (2025 vintage) will be put on sale at a minimum price of $25.35 CAD ($19.70 USD). Bidders from Québec and California will be able to submit bids for the purchase of emission units, enabling them to reach their environmental objectives set under their respective greenhouse gas cap-and-trade systems. <Source>

[OCS: A little multiplication:  56,956,085 x $27.00 = $1, 537,814,295 plus 7,942,750 x $30.00 = $238,282,500

A little addition: $1, 537,814,295 plus $238,282,500 = $1,776,096,795

Big business indeed, no matter what the settlement numbers show or the split may be with Canada. And an indication of how much Californians are being screwed by this climate hoax created and operated by the elites with the assistance of the useful idiots in the environmental movement and the propagandists in the media.]

Bottom line…

Let us not forget that the California Public Utilities Commission is a misnomer. CPUC really stands for California Protecting Utility Corporations.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ENOUGH WITH THE BLACK MARXIST BULLSHIT, TIME TO BE AN AMERICAN

The labels: bigot, racist, homophobe, misogynist, and all the other black Marxist bullshit of progressive communist democrat class warfare are meaningless, as is the Twitterverse, obsolete Facebook, and the rest of the social media platforms representing reality.

It is time to tell the politicians, especially the Democrat race-baiters and members of the communist Black caucus, to eff off.

Time to become an American, a citizen of the most exceptional nation in the history of man.

Time to give the boot to former President Obama’s anti-America, anti-white, anti-Semitic acolytes that are infesting (yes, that’s the right word) the top levels of the U.S. government.

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Say what, Kamala?

Incompetent, inarticulate, and incoherent Vice President Harris is flying her color flag…

Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, said: “We have to address this [Hurricane Ian relief efforts] in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity . . . sometimes we have to take into account those disparities.”

“It is our lowest-income communities and communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues not of their own making—”

The idea that Hurricane Ian relief aid should be distributed “based on equity” is not only racist and un-American, but it also violates all the tenets of emergency management that demand resources be prioritized by emergency status and the ability to make a meaningful impact in the shortest possible time frame.

As for follow-on assistance, to suggest that some class of Americans is more deserving of help based upon their class status or intersectionality is downright dangerous. And, if history is any guide to the Democrat-managed distribution of disaster funding, a precursor to political and criminal corruption.

In her own words… 

 Bottom line...

There comes a time to purge the race-baiters, professional communist agitators, and haters from the Democrat Party. And I can think of no better time than the upcoming elections. It’s time to decide who you are as a person and as an American.

We are so screwed when we put up with this progressive communist democrat race-baiting and pandering claptrap. 

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS